What's the difference between the masks available?
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Know your masks!
If you've ever been to the dentist, surgical face masks will look familiar. Health care professionals use them. To prevent the splashing of fluids into their mouths. They're loose-fitting and allow airborne particles in.
People commonly wear face masks in East Asian countries. As a way to protect themselves from smog and respiratory diseases. But these masks aren't designed to block tiny particles from the air.
Again, a surgical face mask's main purpose is to keep out the liquid of an infected person's sneeze or cough from entering your mouth or nose.
Wearing one can protect you from getting sick if you're in close contact with someone who is ill and could also help prevent you from spreading your illness to someone else.
So it's common practice for medical professionals to wear them around sick patients
FACE COVERING MASKS:
Face coverings masks are meant to protect you in the same way that disposable surgical masks do. By blocking large particles and respiratory droplets.
The CDC does not provide specific examples of what should be used as a face covering. According to the California Department of Public Health. Face coverings should cover the nose and mouth and can be made from a variety of fabrics, including cotton, silk or linen.
You can opt to buy a premade cloth mask, or fashion one from household items like scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts or towels.
These face coverings should be washed in hot water and dried on high heat in a dryer between uses to kill any bacteria or viruses that get on them.
The CDC does say to be sure to wash your hands before and after handling your face covering because it may have harmful viruses or bacteria on its surface.
You also should not touch your face or face covering while wearing it out in public.
That's where a respirator, a tight-fitting protective device worn around the face, comes in. When people say "respirator," they're usually referring to the N95 respirator, which gets its name from the fact that it blocks at least 95% of tiny particles, including viruses. Several brands manufacture N95 respirators, and they come in all different sizes.
These are the masks worn by medical professionals.
You should also know that N95 respirators come in two varieties, ones with an external one-way air valve and ones without it (also called surgical N95 respirators). With both types of respirators, the mask itself filters out the air you breathe in, protecting you from contaminants in the air. Respirators with a one-way valve help keep the mask cool and less stuffy because the warm air you breathe out escapes more easily.
The Features of Our N95 Respirators:
- 3D shape style not only looks more fashionable, but also makes your face, nose and mask better fit, effectively preventing dust from entering.
- Adjustable elastic ear-hook can adjust the length according to each person's shape of the face to make it more fit to wear.
- Replaceable PM2.5 activated carbon filter, made of 5 layers of precision material, can effectively filtering gases, odors, dust, pollen, smog, protect your face and mouth when you go outside, bring you cleaner air.
- Soft, comfortable and breathable, a good choice for outdoor sports such as cycling, camping, hiking, running and so on. Suitable for the four seasons.
▶️ Mask filter is recommended to be replaced once a week, not washable. ▶️ Our N95 Respirators come with 2 FREE replacement Carbon Filters.. ▶️ Washing the Respirator: Dilute a neutral detergent in boiled water, remove the filter from the respirator and place the respirator in the water.
Gently wash with hand and place in a ventilated place to dry. Do not soak in detergent for a long time.